Bullying in Islam
In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.
Bullying is against Islam as it entails injustice being done towards an individual by another. Those that engage in bullying actually have a weak nature and want to compensate for that weakness by trying to be ‘superior’ to others that they deem inferior to themselves.
Bullying is a form of oppression. Islam explicitly forbids all forms of oppression and injustice. Saaiduna Jabir Bin Abdullah Radiallahu Anhu narrates that the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam said “Be on your guard against oppression, for oppression is a darkness on the Day of Resurrection.” (Sahih Muslim)
In a Hadith Qudsi, Allah (SWA) has said: ‘I shall take revenge on the oppressor in this life and the next. I shall take revenge on someone who saw a person being oppressed and was able to help him but did not help him.’ (Tabraani)
If you are being bullied, especially at school, you should not remain silent but instead inform those who have authority.
Only Allah Knows Best
Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham